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RECENT ACADEMIC PROJECTS

  • Research project: No more poverty Minimum income for healthy living and frailty in adults over 65 years old in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: a population-based cohort study
  • PLS and Collaborators: Paul Watts, David Blane, Gopal Netuveli
  • Partner organisation: UCL
  • Publication: Watts, P., Blane D & Netuveli G (2019). Minimum income for healthy living and frailty in adults over 65 years old in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: a population-based cohort study. BMJ Open;0:e025334. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025334


  • Research project: 'Water Works' People's Postcode Lottery Dream Fund - paludiculture on lowland peat soils
  • PLS and Collaborators: Richard Lindsay (PI), Jack Clough (RA)
  • Partner organisation: The Great Fen, Cambridge ACRE, Defra, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, ADAS, University of Leicester
  • Publication: Mulholland, B., Abdel-Aziz, I., Lindsay, R., McNamara, N., Keith, A., Page, S., Clough, J., Freeman, B. and Evans, C. (2020) Literature Review: Defra project SP1218: An assessment of the potential for paludiculture in England and Wales. UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Read the literature review here.


  • Research project: The role of dignity in improving menstrual health, India 2. Women's SHG Network in rural India 3. The role of faith leaders in responding to Coronavirus.
  • PLS and Collaborators: Meera Tiwari (PI), Allan Brimicombe (CoI), Susannah Pickering-Saqqa (CoI) 2. Meera Tiwari (PI) 3. Kathryn Kraft (PI), Eric Ansong (CoI), Susannah Pickering-Saqqa (CoI)
  • Partner organisation: Jeevika, Bihar, India & RGMVP, UP, India. Funded by GCRF.
  • Publication:
    • Tiwari, M, Brimicombe, A. Pickering-Saqqa, S. (2020) role of dignity in menstrual health: Rural Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, Briefing Paper 3; Set of Dignity Indicators shared at March 2020 public event for partners.


  • Research project: Women's SHG Network in rural India
  • PLS and Collaborators: Meera Tiwari (PI)
  • Partner organisation: Jeevika, Bihar, India
  • Publication:
    • Tiwari, M. (2020)Why should India train village health providers to fight Coronavirus, The Conversation, 9 Sept 2020.


  • Research project: The role of faith leaders in responding to coronavirus
  • PLS and Collaborators: Kathryn Kraft (PI), Eric Ansong (CoI), Susannah Pickering-Saqqa (CoI)
  • Partner organisation: World Vision International
  • Publication:
    • Kraft, Ansong and Pickering-Saqqa (2020) Faith Leader Covid 19 World Vision WhatsApp Survey 2020: Evidence Brief.


  • Research project: Precarity and inequalities: People living with HIV, resource constraints, and Covid, in the UK, South Africa, Zambia and Brazil.
  • PLS and Collaborators: Professor Corinne Squire (PI), Dr Robert Ahearne (CI), Dr Sanny Mulubale (CI), Adriana Prates (CI), Professor Floretta Boonzaier (CI).
  • Partner organisation: UK: NAZ Project London, River House Trust; HIV Psychosocial Network. South Africa: UCT, Bambanani Women's Group. Zambia: UNZA, multiple NGOs including VOWAZA - Volunteers Welfare for Community Based Care of Zambia; Chreso Health Center; Livingstone AIDS Task Force. Brazil: Federal University of Bahia, NGOs including GAPA (Grupo de Apoio preventatio AIDS - AIDS Prevention Support Group). Funded by BA Leverhulme, UEL Civic Engagement Fund and institutional GCRF.
  • Publication:
    • Mulubale, S., Rohleder, P. and Squire, C. 2020. LOLS@stigma: Comedy as activism in the changing times of the HIV epidemic. Critical Public Health online DOI:10.1080/09581596.2020.1838445.
    • Squire, C. 2017 ‘The politics of personal HIV stories’. In Goodson, I., Antikinen, A., Sykes, P., Andrews, M., (eds) Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History. Oxon: Routledge. 2018.
    • Squire et al. ‘Ten years after: The psychosocial effects of austerity on HIV services and people living with HIV’. HIV Psychosocial Network, London. 2017.
    • Squire and Rohleder, ‘LOLS@Stigma: Using humour in HIV awareness and prevention work’. Report presented to KwaAfrica and Public Health England. ‘The long and winding road: Archiving and re-using qualitative data from 12 research projects over 16 years’.
    • Dodds., C., Keogh, P., Bourne, A., McDaid, Squire, C., Weatherburn, P. and Young, I. 2020. Sociological Research Online, June. See article here


  • Research project: Digital Peer Support in mental health communities
  • PLS and Collaborators: Prof Ian Tucker (PI), Dr Lewis Goodings (CI - Anglia Ruskin), Seaneen Molloy-Vaughan (CI - Mind)
  • Partner organisation: National Mind - Leading UK Mental Health Charity (based in Stratford, London). Mind used the findings from the project to change the user guidance for their online peer support community, Elefriends.
  • Publication:
    • Tucker, I.M. & Lavis, A. (2019) Temporalities of mental distress: Digital immediacy and the meaning of ‘crisis’ in online support. Sociology of Health & Illness, 41, S1, 132-146; Read the article here
    • Tucker, I. M., & Goodings, L. (2018) ‘Medicated bodies: Affection, distress and social media’. New Media & Society, 20, 2. 549-563; Read the article here


  • Research project: Tick-borne diseases
  • PLS and Collaborators: Prof. Sally Cutler (various collaborators in Europe and developing countries)
  • Partner organisation: AREF Research Development funding; GCRF funding; ECDC tenders (Support to ECDC & EU member states on Lyme neuroborreliosis surveillance and expert advice on tick borne diseases; and guidance, data collection & scientific advice on tick borne diseases)
  • Publication:
    • Cutler, S.J. (2015) Chapter 165: Relapsing fever borreliae. Clinical Infectious Disease, 2ed. Editor David Schlossberg. Cambridge University Press. 1068-1071. Cutler, S.J. (2015) Relapsing fever borreliae – a global review. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 35(4): 847-865. doi:10.1016/j.cll.2015.07.001 [40 citations]
    • Vayssier-Taussat, M., Kazimirova, M., Hubalek, Z., Hornok, S., Farkas, R., Cosson, J-F., Bonnet, S., Vourch, G., Gasqui, P., Mihalca, A.D., Plantard, O., Silaghi, C., Cutler, S.J. Rizzoli, A. (2015) Emerging horizons for tick-borne pathogens: from the “one pathogen-one disease” vision to the pathobiome paradigm. Future Microbiology 10 (12) 2033-43. [31 citations]
    • Shirani, D., Rakhshanpoor, A., Cutler, S.J., Ghazinezhad, B., Naddaf, S.R. (2016). A case of canine borreliosis in Iran caused by Borrelia persicus. Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases 7 (3) 424-6. [1 citation]
    • Sally J. Cutler, Nataliia Rudenko, Marina Golovchenko, Wibke J. Cramaro, Josiane Kirpach, Sara Savic, Iva Christova, Ana Amaro. (2017) Diagnosing borreliosis Vectorborne & Zoonotic Diseases 17(1):2-11. [Citations 12]
    • Marcella Mori, Katja Mertens, Sally J Cutler, Ana Sofia Santos. (2017) Critical aspects for detection of Coxiella burnetii, Vectorborne & Zoonotic Diseases 17(1) 33-44. [Citations 9]
    • Naddaf, S.R., Ghazinezhad, B., Kazemirad, E., Cutler, S.J. (2017) Relapsing fever causative agent in southern Iran is a closely related species to East African borreliae. Ticks and Tick borne Diseases 8 882-6. [Citations 3]
    • Cutler, S.J., Ruzic-Sabljic, E., Potkonjak. A. 2017 Emerging borreliae – Expanding beyond Lyme borreliosis. Molecular Cellular Probes 31: 22-27. doi: 10.1016/j.mcp.2016.08.003. [Citations 36]
    • Vanrompay D, Nguyen TLA, Cutler SJ, Butaye P. 2017. Antimicrobial resistance in Chlamydiales, Rickettsia, Coxiella, and other intracellular pathogens. Microbiol Spectrum 5(4):ARBA-0003- 2017. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.ARBA-0003-2017. [Citations 1]
    • Estrada-Peña, A., Cutler, S.J., Potkonjak, A., Vassier-Tussaut, M., Van Bortel, W., Zeller, H., Fernández Ruiz, N., Mihalca, A.D. An updated meta-analysis of the distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks in Europe. International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 Dec 4;17(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12942-018-0163-7. [Citations 6]
    • Cutler, S.J., Idris, J.M., Ahmed, A.O., Elelu, N. 2018 Ornithodoros savingyi – the tick vector of Candidatus Borrelia kalaharica in Nigeria. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 56(9). DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00532-18
    • Cutler Sally, Vayssier-Taussat Muriel, Estrada-Peña Agustín, Potkonjak Aleksandar, Mihalca Andrei Daniel, Zeller Hervé. A new Borrelia on the block: Borrelia miyamotoi – a human health risk?. Euro Surveill. 2019;24(18):pii=1800170. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.18.1800170 [Citations 5]
    • Ioana Adriana Matei, Agustin Estrada-Pena, Sally Jane Cutler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Lucia Varela de Castro, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Herve Zeller, Andrei Daniel Mihalca. A review on the eco-epidemiology and clinical management of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and its agent in Europe. 2019 Parasites Vectors 12; 599 DOI: 10.1186/s13071-019-3852-6 [Citations 2]
    • Chochlakis, D., Cutler, S.J., Giadinis, N.D., Psaroulaki, A. Bartonella vinsonii sub. arupensis infection in animals of veterinary importance, ticks and biopsy samples. New Microbes and New Infections 2020; 34 doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2020.100652
    • Gabriele Margos, Volker Fingerle, Sally Cutler, Alexander Gofton, Brian Stevenson, Agustín Estrada-Peña. Controversies in bacterial taxonomy: The example of the genus Borrelia. Ticks & Tick-Borne Dis 2020 11(2)101335. [Citations 4]
    • Gabriele Margos; Santiago Castillo-Ramirez; Sally Cutler et al. (2020) Rejection of the name Borreliella and all proposed species comb. nov. placed therein. Request for an opinion. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 70 (5); 3577-81 IJSEM-D-20-00172
    • Nusirat Elelu, Adefolake Ayinke Bankole, Ramat Jummai Musa, Ismail Ayoade Odetokun, Musa Rabiu, Khalid Talha Biobaku, Abdulfatai Aremu, Akeem Olayiwola Ahmed, Mohammed Ibraheem Ghali, Mashood Abiola Raji, Ndudim Isaac Ogo, Sally Jane Cutler, Gabriel Adetunji Taiwo Ogundipe. 2020 Sero-spatial epidemiology of zoonotic Coxiella burnetii in a cross section of cattle and small ruminants in Northern Nigeria. PLoS One in press Oct 2020.PONE-D-20-05178 Accepted Oct 2020.


  • Research project: British Council Newton Institutional Links project: Building Capacity for Sustainable Development of the Built Environment
  • PLS and Collaborators: Heba Elsharkawy (PI), Hassan Abdalla (CoI), Sahar Zahiri (RA), Jack Clough (RA), Ashraf Salama, Mostafa Ismail
  • Partner organisation: Ain Shams University, Egypt, University of Strathclyde, UK Newham Council
  • Publication:
    • Elsharkawy, H., and Zahiri, S. (2020) The significance of occupancy profiles in determining post retrofit indoor thermal comfort, overheating risk and building energy performance. Building and Environment, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106676
    • Ozarisoy, B., and Elsharkawy, H. (2019) Assessing overheating risk and thermal comfort in state-of-the-art prototype houses that combat exacerbated climate change in UK. Energy and Buildings, 187, pp. 201-217, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.030
    • Elsharkawy, H., Rutherford. (2018). Energy-efficient retrofit of social housing in the UK: Lessons learned from a Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) in Nottingham. Energy and Buildings, 172, pp. 295-306, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.04.067.
    • Zahiri S, Elsharkawy H. (2018). Towards energy-efficient retrofit of council housing in London: Assessing the impact of occupancy and energy-use patterns on building performance. Energy and Buildings, 174, pp. 672-681, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.010
    • Elsharkawy, H. and Rutherford, P. (2015). Retrofitting social housing in the UK: home energy use and performance in a pre-community energy saving programme (CESP). Energy and Buildings 88, pp. 25-33, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.11.045.
    • Farouk, H. and Elsharkawy, H. (2020). To what extent can solar control be effective in enhancing indoor comfort in a fully glazed office building? Beyond 2020 (World Sustainable Built Environment Online Conference), Gothenburg, 2-4 November 2020.
    • Elsharkawy, H., Zahiri, S. and Ozarisoy, B. (2018). Evaluating the Building Performance of an Office Building in London to Improve Indoor Thermal Comfort. Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2018), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 10-12 December 2018.
    • Zahiri, S., Elsharkawy H. and Shi. W. (2018). Assessing the Effect of Occupants’ behaviour on Building Energy Performance for Energy Efficient Retrofit- A case study of social housing in London. Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2018), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 10-12 December 2018.
    • Elsharkawy, H., Zahiri, S. and Ozarisoy, B. (2018). Improving the Building Performance and of an Office Building to Reduce Overheating Risk. Building Simulation & Optimization Conference 2018 (IBPSA 2018), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018 Cambridge, UK
    • Zahiri, S., Elsharkawy H. and Shi. W. (2018). The Importance of Occupancy and Energy Use Patterns on Predicting Building Energy Performance: a case study of a residential building in London. Building Simulation & Optimization Conference 2018 (IBPSA 2018), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018, Cambridge, UK
    • Elsharkawy, H., Clough, J. and Zahiri, S. (2018). Education for Sustainability: Developing a framework for embedding sustainability in the built environment. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2018), The Crystal, 12-13 September 2018. London, UK.
    • Ozarisoy, B. and Elsharkawy, H. (2018). Evaluation of energy performance and thermal comfort of three prototypes of residential tower blocks in Northern Cyprus. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2018), The Crystal, 12-13 September 2018. London, UK.
    • Taher, H., Elsharkawy, H. and Newport, D. (2018). A review of the impact of green walls on the energy performance of buildings in temperate climates. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2018), The Crystal, 12-13 September 2018. London, UK.
    • Elsharkawy, H., and Zahiri, S. (2017). Education for Sustainable Development of the Built Environment: Problem-Based Learning Approach for Embedding Sustainability, Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2017), Volume II (pp. 831-838). Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017.
    • Zahiri, S., and Elsharkawy, H., (2017). Building Performance Evaluation for the Retrofit of Council Housing in the UK: A case study of a tower block in London, Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2017), Volume I (pp. 940-947). Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017.
    • Ozarisoy, B., and Elsharkawy, H., (2017). Retrofit Strategies for the Existing Residential Tower Blocks in Northern Cyprus, Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2017), Volume I (pp. 829-836). Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017.
    • Shi, W., Elsharkawy, H., and Abdalla, H. (2017). An Investigation into Energy Consumption Behaviour and Lifestyles in UK Homes: Developing A Smart Application as A Tool for Reducing Home Energy Use, Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2017), Volume I (pp. 892-899). Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017. Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017.
    • Taher, H., and Elsharkawy, H. (2017). The Window to Wall Ratio for High-Rise Office Buildings in a Temperate Climate: Assessing Façade Embodied Energy and Building Operative Energy (Life Cycle Energy) in London, Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2017), Volume II (pp. 1220-1227). Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017.
    • Elsharkawy, H. (2017) Building Capacity for Sustainable Development of the Built Environment in Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2017), pp. 32-42. The Crystal, London, United Kingdom, 20-21 December 2017.
    • Zahiri, S, Elsharkawy, H. (2017) Performance Optimisation for the Retrofit of a Council Tower Block in London. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2017), pp. 600-611. The Crystal, London, United Kingdom, 20-21 December 2017.
    • Carter, B, Elsharkawy, H. and Zahiri, S. (2017) Evaluating and improving the thermal comfort and energy efficiency of an office building, International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2017), pp. 281-292. The Crystal, London, United Kingdom, 20-21 Dec 2017.
    • Shi, W, and Elsharkawy, H. (2017) An innovative energy efficiency application development: through the evaluation of occupants’ behavioural issues and its impact on domestic energy consumption in the UK. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2017), pp. 157-168. The Crystal, London, United Kingdom, 20-21 December 2017.
    • Ozarisoy, B, and Elsharkawy, H. (2017) Passive cooling design strategies for retrofit of residential tower blocks in northern Cyprus. International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2017), pp. 145-156. The Crystal, London, United Kingdom, 20-21 Dec 2017.
  • Research project: Life Stories and OLIve (Open Learning Initiative) gateway and bridging projects to promote the inclusion of people from refugee backgrounds in higher education
  • PLS and Collaborators: Professor Corinne Squire, Dr. Aura Lounasmaa, Dr. Cigdem Esin, Professor Giorgia Dona, Dr. Georgie Wemyss
  • Partner organisation: Multiple, including Help Refugees; Refugee Info Bus; Refugee Tales; Refugee Schoolbus; HopeTowns; OLIve partners (Hungary, Germany, Austria), Greater Manchester Refugee Support Network; MOSAIK (Jordan and Lebanon), U graz, Islamic University of Gaza, NOMAD London, UNITE Migrant Workers' Group; STAR. Funding: Refugee Tales, institutional GCRF, UEL Civic Engagement Fund
  • Publication: Multiple academic, popular media and exhibition outputs including:
    • Africa et al.; M.Godin, K. Hensen, A. Lounasmaa, C.Squire, T. Zaman (eds) 2017. Voices from the ‘Jungle’: Stories from the Calais refugee camp.
    • London: Pluto. C.Squire and T. Zaman (2020) ‘The “Jungle” is here; the jungle is outside: University for all in the Calais refugee camp’, with T. Zaman, in J.Bhabha, W. Giles and F. Mahomed (eds)
    • A better future: The role of higher education for displaced and marginalized people.
    • Editors: Jacqueline Bhabha, Wenona Giles and Faraaz Mahomed, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
    • From margin to centre: politics in the Calais refugee camp. With T. Hall and A. Lounasmaa, In C. Cantat et al (eds) Challenging the political. Budapest: CEU Press. Dona, G., Esin C., and Lounasmaa, A. (2019) Qualitative Research in Refugee Studies, SAGE Research Methods Foundations.


  • Research project: IUCN UK Peatland Programme: Training materials
  • PLS and Collaborators: Richard Lindsay (PI), Jack Clough (RA)
  • Partner organisation:IUCN UK Peatland Programme, Micropropagation Services Ltd, Natural England
  • Publication: Multiple academic, popular media and exhibition outputs including:
    • Lindsay, R., Clough, J., Clutterbuck, B., Bain, C. and Goodyer, E. 2019. Eyes on the Bog: Long-term monitoring network for UK peatlands. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Evans, Chris, Woodin, Sarah and Lindsay, R. 2016. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Atmospheric pollution. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2016. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Tracks across peatlands. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2016. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Peatland Restoration. International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. and Andersen, Roxane 2016. Peat. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. and Andersen, Roxane 2016. Blanket Mires of Caithness and Sutherland, Scotland’s Great Flow Country (UK). in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands.  See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Peatlands and Windfarms: Conflicting Carbon Targets and Environmental Impacts. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Peatland Classification. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Everard, Mark, Irvine, Kenneth, McInnes, Robert J., Middleton, Beth A. and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: I: Structure and Function, Management, and Methods Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Peatland (Mire Types): Based on Origin and Behavior of Water, Peat Genesis, Landscape Position, and Climate. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Mires. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Blanket Mire. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Blanket Bogs. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2016. Lagg Fen. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Key Definitions. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Weathering, Erosion and Mass Movement of Blanket Bog. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Structure, Form, State and Condition. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Peat Bogs, Climate and Climate Change. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Impacts of Artificial Drainage on Peatlands. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Grazing and Trampling. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Ecological Impacts of Forestry on Peatlands. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Domestic peat extraction. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Commercial peat extraction. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Burning. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2020. Burning on Blanket Bogs: Part 1 - Effects of fire. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2020. Explaining the impacts of draining peatland on carbon emissions, hydrology & peat structure. See article here
    • The Carbon Farmer - award winning film. See article here
    • IUCN UK Peatland Programme Resources Page See resource page here


  • Research project: International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare
  • PLS and Collaborators: Professor Eva Lloyd
  • Partner organisation:Joseph Roundtree Foundation; Irish Government
  • Publication:
    • Lloyd, E. (2019) ‘Reshaping and reimagining marketised early childhood education and care systems – Challenges and possibilities’, Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 65(3), 89 – 106;
    • Lloyd, E. (2017) ‘Early childhood education and care: poverty and access. Perspectives from England,’ in Miller, L, Cameron, C., Dalli, C, and Barbour, N. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy. New York/London: SAGE. pp.268-286


  • Research project: The Experiences and Needs of Autistic School Staff
  • PLS and Collaborators: Dr Rebecca Wood (UEL); Dr Laura Crane (UCL); Co-I Prof Francesca Happe (KCL); Research Assistant Ruth Moyse (UEL and University of Reading); Consultant Alan Morrison (Autism Rights Group Highland).
  • Partner organisation:Funded by John and Lorna Wing Foundation
  • Publication: Multiple academic, popular media and exhibition outputs including:
    • Wood, R. (2020) Pilot Survey of Autistic School Staff Who Work or Have Worked in an Education Role in Schools in the UK: Initial Summary Report. University of East London repository: See article here
    • Wood, R. and Happé, F. (under review) ‘Do autistic children need autistic teachers? Findings from an online survey in the UK.’ Disability & Society; National Association of Head teachers magazine, November 2020. ‘Autism and employment: facilitating the inclusion of autistic school staff.’ Scottish Autism Facebook Premier, 30 July 2020. ‘Do Autistic Children Need Autistic Teachers?’ See article here
    • Times Education Supplement, 8 December 2019. ‘Autism in Schools: Why More Training is Not the Answer.’ See article here


  • Research project: RadioActive101
  • PLS and Collaborators: Prof Andrew Ravenscroft (P-I), Graham Attwell (Pontydusgu), Maria Jose Brites (Journalism Research Centre, University of Porto), + others ??
  • Partner organisation: Funding from Nominet Trust and EU Lifelong Learning Programme
  • Publication: Multiple academic, popular media and exhibition outputs including:
    • Ravenscroft, A., (2020) Participatory Internet Radio (RadioActive101) as a Social Innovation and Co-Production Methodology for Engagement and Non-Formal Learning Amongst Socially Excluded Young People, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
    • Ravenscroft, A., Dellow, D., Brites, M. J., Jorge, A., & Catalão, D. (2018). RadioActive101 – Learning through radio, learning for life: an international approach to the inclusion and non-formal learning of socially excluded young people, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Volume 24, Issue 9, pp 997-1018, Routledge, Taylor & Francis


  • Research project: Evaluating the Impact the Newham Keeping Safe Pilot
  • PLS and Collaborators: Prof. Andrew Ravenscroft (P-I), + C-I s ?? 5 to add ??
  • Partner organisation: London Borough of Newham
  • Publication: Multiple academic, popular media and exhibition outputs including:
    • Ravenscroft, A., Salisbury, C., Watts, P., Voela, A., Harden, A. & Llloyd, E. (2020). Evaluating the Impact of the Newham ‘Keeping Safe’ Pilot, Final Report (Confidential, but anticipating making available from 6 November 2020)


  • Research project: Life Stories and OLIve (Open Learning Initiative) gateway and bridging projects to promote the inclusion of people from refugee backgrounds in higher education
  • PLS and Collaborators: Aura Lounasmaa
  • Partner organisation: The OLIve course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme together with University of East London's Civic Engagement Fund and organised in partnership with the Central European University in Budapest, University of Vienna and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). https://olive.univie.ac.at/olive-refugee-education-initiatives/


  • Research project: ESRC DTP Collaborative PhD Scholarship - partnership with Newham Partnership for Complementary Education: Growing Up Bilingual: Understanding specific benefits across the mainstream and complementary education sectors
  • PLS and Collaborators: Ms Layal Husain (PGR), Dr Virginia Lam (DoS), Prof Andrew Ravenscroft (2nd supervisor)
  • Partner organisation: Newham Partnership for Complementary Education
  • Publication: Husain, L. and Lam, V. 2020. Understanding The Benefits of Growing Up Bilingual: The First Timepoint of A Longitudinal Study. Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2020. Online 22 - 22 Sep 2020; See article here


  • Research project: British Council INSPIRE Project: Counselling training in Afghanistan: the long term development of the INSPIRE project
  • PLS and Collaborators: Dr Lucia Berdondini (PI), Mr Ali Ahmad Kaveh (PI - Herat University, Afghanistan)
  • Partner organisation: Herat University, Afghanistan
  • Publication: Counselling training in Afghanistan: the long term development of the INSPIRE project: See article here


  • Research project: Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant Scheme Project: The Role of Higher Education on Mental Health in Afghanistan: developing an interdisciplinary network to support the well-being of students
  • PLS and Collaborators: Dr Lucia Berdondini (PI), Mr Ali Ahmad Kaveh (PI - Herat University, Afghanistan)
  • Partner organisation: Herat University, Afghanistan
  • Publication: Project currently underway, so no defined outputs yet. Can provide the award letter if needed.
  • Research project: Save the Girl Child, Haryana, India
  • PLS and Collaborators: Meera Tiwari (PI), Kathryn Kraft (CoI), Susannah Pickering-Saqqa (CoI)
  • Publication:
    • Tiwari, M. (2019) ‘Bordering’ life: denying the right to live before being born. See article here


  • Research project: Acknowledging and promoting women's contributions to the music industry
  • PLS and Collaborators: Yumi Hara Cawkwell, Helen Reddington
  • Publication:
    • 'Half the Sky/Lindsay Cooper Songbook' Series of performances of compositions written by English feminist composer Lindsay Cooper, performed by 50% female/50% male musicians, under direction of female arranger/musical director (Hara Cawkwell), acknowledging and promoting female contributions in avant-rock
    • Helen Reddington, The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/lost-women/and(February 2021) and She's At the Controls: Sound Engineering, Production and Gender Ventriloquism in the 21st Century. See article here


  • Research project: New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs
  • PLS and Collaborators: Richard Lindsay (PI), Jack Clough (RA)
  • Partner organisations: Natural Resources Wales, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, British Geological Survey
  • Publication:
    • IUCN UK peatland Programme: Virtual Reality (VR) & 3D views: View NEW LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs peatlands, including Carmel, Waun Ddu. See article here


  • Research project: 'Water Works' People's Postcode Lottery Dream Fund - paludiculture on lowland peat soils
  • PLS and Collaborators: Richard Lindsay (PI), Jack Clough (RA)
  • Partner organisations: The Great Fen, Cambridge ACRE, Defra, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, ADAS, University of Leicester
  • Publication:
    • Mulholland, B., Abdel-Aziz, I., Lindsay, R., McNamara, N., Keith, A., Page, S., Clough, J., Freeman, B. and Evans, C. (2020) Literature Review: Defra project SP1218: An assessment of the potential for paludiculture in England and Wales. UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. See article here
  • Research project: TURAS (Impact Case Study)
  • PLS and Collaborators:Dr Stuart Connop (co/work package leader – Green Infrastructure); Prof Darryl Newport (co/work package leader – Manufactured Aggregates); Dr Paula Vandergert (Short Circuit Economies & Adaptive Governance); Dr Chloe Molineux (Ecological Engineering); Dr Caroline Nash (Ecological Design); Dr Kinga Owczarek (Hydrological Engineering).
  • Partner organisations: Let by University College Dublin (28 partners) funded by the European Commission
  • Publication:
    • Multiple outputs linked to multiple SDGs. Publication linked to increasing uptake of Clean Energy: Nash, C, Clough, J., Gedge, D, Lindsay, R., Newport, D., Ciupala, A. and Connop, S. 2015. Initial insights on the biodiversity potential of biosolar roofs: A London Olympic Park green roof case study. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution; special issue "Integrating ecology into green roof research". 62 (1-2), pp. 74-87.


  • Research project: Tourism, inclusive growth and decent work: a political economy critique
  • PLS and Collaborators: Raoul V. Bianchi and Frans de Man
  • Publication: See article here
  • Research project: Calcined clay for low-carbon cement
  • PLS and Collaborators: Dr Bamdad Ayati, Prof Darryl Newport
  • Partner organisations: Tarmac Cement Ltd 2. Barking Riverside
  • Publication:


  • Research project: ARENA
  • PLS and Collaborators: Darryl Newport, Mike Medas, Stuart Connop, Jack Clough, Bamdad Ayati, Paula Vandergert, Caroline Nash
  • Partner organisations: Barking Riverside
  • Publication:
  • Research project: International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare
  • PLS and Collaborators:Professor Eva Lloyd
  • Partner organisations: Republic of Ireland; John Roundtree Foundation
  • Publication:
    • Lloyd, E. (2019) ‘Reshaping and reimagining marketised early childhood education and care systems – Challenges and possibilities’, Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 65(3), 89 – 106; Lloyd, E. (2017) ‘Early childhood education and care: poverty and access. Perspectives from England,’ in Miller, L, Cameron, C., Dalli, C, and Barbour, N. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy. New York/London: SAGE. pp.268-286


  • Research project: Report on the Derrybrien bog slide. Gort, Co Galway, Ireland
  • PLS and Collaborators:Richard Lindsay, Dr Olivia Bragg, University of Dundee
  • Partner organisations: University of Dundee, Derrybrien Cooperative Ltd
  • Publication:
    • Lindsay, R. and Bragg, Olivia 2005. Wind Farms and Blanket Peat - a report on the Derrybrien bog slide. Gort, Co Galway, Ireland Derrybrien Development Cooperative Ltd.


  • Research project: Connecting Nature
  • PLS and Collaborators: Stuart Connop (co-PI), Paula Vandergert (Co-PI), Caroline Nash, Pauline Georgiou
  • Partner organisations: Led by Trinity College Dublin (32 partners), Funded by European Commission
  • Publication:
    • Multiple outputs linked to multiple SDGs. Most can be found here: https://connectingnature.eu/ Latest publication: Frantzeskaki, N, Vandergert, P, Connop, S, Schipper, K, Zwierzchowska, I, Collier, M, Lodder, M (2020) Examining the policy needs for implementing nature-based solutions in cities: Findings from city-wide transdisciplinary experiences in Glasgow (UK), Genk (Belgium) and Poznań (Poland), Land Use Policy 96,104688, ISSN 0264-8377. See article here


  • Research project: Good practice in overcoming urban deprivation: Mumbai & London, 2013
  • PLS and Collaborators:Meera Tiwari (PI), Susannah Pickering-Saqqa (CoI)
  • Partner organisations: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, funded by UKIERI.
  • Publication:
    • Khan, G. and Rollins, J. (2014) Good practice in overcoming urban deprivation in London & Mumbai: Dignity deprivation in London, Briefing Paper.


  • Research project: Live Build 2006-2020
  • PLS and Collaborators:Alan Chandler, Paula Vandergert, Roland Karthaus, Wilf Meynell
  • Partner organisations: Shed Life, Studio Bark, Matter Architects, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Waltham Forest, St George's NGS Trust, Article 25, MUF Architecture Art LLP, Design for London.
  • Publication:
    • Consultancy and support for the deisgn and construction of public interventions for specific user groups, enabling poubklic engagement and amenity provision for local people across East London - projects further afield include construction in East Anglia, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire. Outcomes include RIBA Small Project Awards, Chandler, A. 2015. Fabric formwork – prototype to typology. The Journal of Architecture. 20 (3), pp. 420-429; See article here; over 90 projects completed since 2006 enabled through over £131,000 project partner funding.


  • Research project: The long-term health and wellbeing impacts of Healthy New Towns: a six-month feasibility study of Healthy New Town demonstrator sites in England
  • PLS and Collaborators: Angela Harden; Co-I's Heather Brown, Paul Watts, Susanna Rance, Victoria McGowan, Clare Bambra, Gail Findlay.
  • Partner organisations: Newcastle University
  • Publication:
    • Watts, P., Rance, S., McGowan, V., Brown, H., Bambra, C., Findlay, G., & Harden, A. (2020). The long-term health and wellbeing impacts of Healthy New Towns (HNTs): protocol for a baseline and feasibility study of HNT demonstrator sites in England. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 6(1), 4.
  • Research project: Turning drill cuttings waste into LWA
  • PLS and Collaborators:Dr Bamdad Ayati, Prof Darryl Newport
  • Partner organisations: Augean PLC and Tarmac Cement Lts
  • Publication:
    • Ayati, B., Ferrándiz-Mas, V., Newport, D. and Cheeseman, C., 2018. Use of clay in the manufacture of lightweight aggregate. Construction and Building Materials, 162, pp.124-131. // Ayati, B., Molineux, C., Newport, D. and Cheeseman, C., 2019. Manufacture and performance of lightweight aggregate from waste drill cuttings. Journal of cleaner production, 208, pp.252-260.


  • Research project: Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C BIZZ)
  • PLS and Collaborators:Prof Darryl Newport, Dr Bamdad Ayati
  • Partner organisations: Institute for Sustainability (IFS)
  • Publication:
    • Molineux, C.J., Newport, D.J., Ayati, B., Wang, C., Connop, S.P. and Green, J.E., 2016. Bauxite residue (red mud) as a pulverised fuel ash substitute in the manufacture of lightweight aggregate. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, pp.401-408.


  • Research project: Report on the Derrybrien bog slide. Gort, Co Galway, Ireland
  • PLS and Collaborators:Richard Lindsay, Dr Olivia Bragg, University of Dundee
  • Partner organisations: University of Dundee, Derrybrien Cooperative Ltd
  • Publication:
    • Lindsay, R. and Bragg, Olivia 2005. Wind Farms and Blanket Peat - a report on the Derrybrien bog slide. Gort, Co Galway, Ireland Derrybrien Development Cooperative Ltd.


  • Research project: Lewis Wind Power (LWP) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) 2004 and 2006 - a Critical Review
  • PLS and Collaborators:Richard Lindsay (PI), Jamie Freeman (RA)
  • Partner organisations: RSPB
  • Publication:
    • Lindsay, R. and Freeman, Jamie 2008. Lewis Wind Power (LWP) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) 2004 and 2006 - a Critical Review. London University of East London.


  • Research project: The ecosystem approach in ecological impact assessment: Lessons learned from windfarm developments on peatlands in Scotland
  • PLS and Collaborators:Richard Lindsay, Joanna Wawrzyczek, Dr Marc Metzger and Dr Fabien Quétier
  • Partner organisations: IUCN UK Peatland Programme, University of Edinburgh
  • Publication:
    • Wawrzyczek, Joanna, Lindsay, R., Metzger, Marc J. and Quétier, Fabien 2018. The ecosystem approach in ecological impact assessment: Lessons learned from windfarm developments on peatlands in Scotland. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 72, pp. 157-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2018.05.011


  • Research project: Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Matter CON/93/2012, William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd (1) and the Boothby and Penicuik Peat Company Ltd (2) v Natural England
  • PLS and Collaborators:Richard Lindsay (PI), Jack Clough (RA)
  • Partner organisations: Natural England
  • Publication:
    • Lindsay, R. 2014. In the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) - Matter CON/93/2012, William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd (1) and the Boothby and Penicuik Peat Company Ltd (2) v Natural England, Land at Bolton Fell Moss, Cumbria - Expert Report of Richard Aidan Lindsay of The University of East London. Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). See articles here
  • Research project: Connecting Nature
  • PLS and Collaborators:Stuart Connop (co-PI), Paula Vandergert (Co-PI), Caroline Nash, Pauline Georgiou
  • Partner organisations: Led by Trinity College Dublin (32 partners), Funded by European Commission
  • Publication:
    • Frantzeskaki, N, Vandergert, P, Connop, S, Schipper, K, Zwierzchowska, I, Collier, M, Lodder, M (2020) Examining the policy needs for implementing nature-based solutions in cities: Findings from city-wide transdisciplinary experiences in Glasgow (UK), Genk (Belgium) and Poznań (Poland), Land Use Policy 96,104688, ISSN 0264-8377,. See article here
    • Multiple outputs linked to multiple SDGs including a focus on climate change adaptation. Most can be found here  


  • Research project: Pro-environmental behaviours and health / quality of life.
  • PLS and Collaborators:Gopal Netuveli, Paul Watts
  • Publication:
    • Netuveli, G., & Watts, P. (2020). Pro-environmental behaviours and attitudes are associated with health, wellbeing and life satisfaction in multiple occupancy households in the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Population and Environment, 1-25.
  • Research project: Accumulation of heavy metals in the physical and biological systems of Lake Koka, Ethiopia: Implications for potential health risks
  • PLS and Collaborators: Elizabeth Kebede
  • Publication:
    • Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 25(3), 314-325


  • Research project: IUCN UK Peatland Programme
  • PLS and Collaborators:Richard Lindsay (PI), Jack Clough (RA)
  • Partner organisations: IUCN UK Peatland programme, UN Food & Agriculture Organisation, European Commission European Topic Centre, Peak District National Park, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Publication:
    • Prince, S., Von Maltitz, G., Zhang, F., Byrne, K., Driscoll, C., Eshel, G., Kust, G., Martínez-Garza, C., Metzger, J. P., Midgley, G., Moreno-Mateos, D., Sghaier, M., Thwin, S., Bleeker, A., Brown, M. E., Cheng, L., Dales, K., Ellicot, E., Fernandes, G. W., Geissen, V., Halme, P., Harris, J., Izaurralde, C., Jandl, R., Jia, G., Li, G., Lindsay, R., Molinario, G., Neffati, M., Palmer, M., Parrotta, J., Pierzynski, G., Plieninger, T., Podwojewski, P., Ranieri, B. D., Sankaran, M., Scholes, R., Tully, K., Viglizzo, E., Wang, F., Ying, Q., Xiao, N. and Zhao, C. 2018. Status and Trends of Land Degradation and Restoration and Associated Changes in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions. in: Montanarella, L., Scholes, R. and Brainich, A. (ed.) The IPBES Assessment Report on Land Degradation and Restoration Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). pp. 221-338. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. and Clough, J. 2017. United Kingdom. in: Joosten, Hans, Tanneberger, Franziska and Moen, Asbjorn (ed.) Mires and peatlands of Europe: Status, distribution and conservation Stuttgart Schweizerbart Science Publishers. pp. 705-720. See article here
    • Thom, T., Hanlon, A., Lindsay, R., Richards, J., Stoneman, R. and Brooks, S. 2019. Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook. IUCN UK Peatland Programme. See article here


  • Research project: Hard Hill experimental plots on Moor House – Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve - A review of the experimental set up (NECR321)
  • PLS and Collaborators:Brook Lemma
  • Partner organisations: Natural England
  • Publication:
    • Clutterbuck, B., Lindsay, R., Chico, G. and Clough, J. 2020. Hard Hill experimental plots on Moor House – Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve - A review of the experimental set up (NECR321). Natural England. See article here
    • Lindsay, R. 2019. Hard Hill Research Plots, Moor House National Nature Reserve, UK, VR imagery. Sustainability Research Institute, University of East London. See article here


  • Research project: A review of the influence of ombrotrophic peat depth on the successful restoration of bog habitat
  • PLS and Collaborators:
  • Partner organisations: Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Publication:
    • Lindsay, R. and Clough, J. 2016. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 925: A review of the influence of ombrotrophic peat depth on the successful restoration of bog habitat. Edinburgh Scottish Natural Heritage. See article here


  • Research project: Peatbogs and carbon: a critical synthesis to inform policy development in oceanic peat bog conservation and restoration in the context of climate change.
  • PLS and Collaborators:Tadesse Fetahi
  • Partner organisations: RSPB, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Resources Wales
  • Publication:
    • Lindsay, R. 2010. Peatbogs and carbon: a critical synthesis to inform policy development in oceanic peat bog conservation and restoration in the context of climate change. University of East London, Environmental Research Group. See article here


  • Research project: Assessment of Europe’s Southernmost Blanket Bogs
  • PLS and Collaborators:Tadesse Fetahi
  • Partner organisations: British Society of Geomorphology, LIFE+ Ordunte Sostenible
  • Publication:
    • Chico, G., Clutterbuck, B., Clough, J., Lindsay, R., Midgley, N. G. and Labadz, J. C. 2020. Geo‐Hydromorphological Assessment of Europe’s Southernmost Blanket Bogs. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. See article here
    • Chico, G., Clutterbuck, B., Lindsay, R., Midgley, N.G. and Labadz, J. 2019. Identification and classification of unmapped blanket bogs in the Cordillera Cantábrica, northern Spain. Mires and Peat. 24, p. Art. 2. See article here


  • Research project: New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs
  • PLS and Collaborators:Elizabeth Kebede
  • Partner organisations: Natural Resources Wales, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, British Geological Survey
  • Publication:
    • IUCN UK peatland Programme: Virtual Reality (VR) & 3D views: View NEW LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs peatlands, including Carmel, Waun Ddu - See article here


  • Research project: TURAS (Impact Case Study)
  • PLS and Collaborators:Dr Stuart Connop (co/work package leader – Green Infrastructure); Prof Darryl Newport (co/work package leader – Manufactured Aggregates); Dr Paula Vandergert (Short Circuit Economies & Adaptive Governance); Dr Chloe Molineux (Ecological Engineering); Dr Caroline Nash (Ecological Design); Dr Kinga Owczarek (Hydrological Engineering).
  • Partner organisations: Let by University College Dublin (28 partners) funded by the European Commission
  • Publication:
    • Multiple outputs linked to multiple SDGs. Key Life on Land publication: Connop, S., Vandergert, P., Eisenberg, B., Collier, M., Nash, C., Clough, J. and Newport, D. (2016) Renaturing cities using a regionally-focused biodiversity-led multifunctional benefits approach to urban green infrastructure. Environmental Science & Policy 62, Pages 99–111.


  • Research project: Back from the Brink
  • PLS and Collaborators:Stephanie Skipp (PhD) Stuart Connop, Richard Lindsay, Caroline Nash (Supervisors)
  • Partner organisations: Buglife (the invertebrate conservation charity) and Natural England
  • Publication:


  • Research project: Symbiotic Engineering and Preservation of Peatlands
  • PLS and Collaborators:Arya Assadi Langroudi (PI); Dr Soheil Ghadr - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Dr Ching Hung - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Publication:
    • Ghadr, S., Assadi-Langroudi, A. and Hung, C. 2020 Stabilisation of peat with colloidal nanosilica. Mires and Peat 26(09):13


  • Research project: Formation, Efflux and Control of Dust
  • PLS and Collaborators:Arya Assadi Langroudi (PI); Work stream 1: Formation and evolution: Prof Ian Jefferson – University of Birmingham, UK;Prof Ian Smalley – University of Leicester, UK; Prof Kenneth O’Hara-Dhand – University of Leicester, UK; Prof Martin Culshaw – British Geological Survey, UK; Mr Colin Bunce - Burren Outdoor Education Centre, Ireland; Dr Samson Ng'ambi - Coventry University, UK; Work stream 2: Engineering and stabilisation: Dr Soheil Ghadr - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan;Dr Brendan O’Kelly – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Dr Ching Hung - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Dr Hadi Bahadori – Urmia University, Iran; Dr Yong Liu – Wuhan University, China
  • Publication:


  • Research project:  Formation, Evolution and Remediation of Manmade Carbonate Artefacts (Ánthropōcalc) in Urban Soils
  • PLS and Collaborators:Arya Assadi Langroudi (PI); Prof Elizabeth Theron – Central University of Technology – South Africa; Dr Philip Stott – Central University of Technology – South Africa
  • Publication:
    • Assadi-Langroudi, A., Theron, L., and Ghadr, S., 2020 Ánthropōcalc: Secondary calcium carbonates in urban soils, Nature Geoscience [In Press]